Every Day in May - 12: Face Practice
This is my year to practice drawing faces - and I alternate between photos and works by other artists. Yesterday was complicated - with Grandparents' Day at nursery school for 3 of my grandchildren and then work. Because of an evening program at work I didn't get home until 9PM and while watching the last episode of Medium for the year, I turned to Leonardo for inspiration. This drawing is in the Uffizi (and on my postcard!). The face is too long, but before I started sketching daily in Jan. 2006, I probably wouldn't have even tried this sketch. I am putting all figure and face sketches in my second recycled book which is dedicated to this 2008 goal. The first book for figures and faces was a recycled Michaelangelo sonnet book in which I incorporated some of the original pages of his drawings. This is a book entitled Painting Made Easy. The original pages left among the watercolor paper folios don't provide the same inspiration!